Department of Culture, Creative Media and Industries, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
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INSAM Journal of Contemporary Music, Art and Technology Main Theme of the Issue: Technological Aspects of Contemporary Artistic and Scientific Research
Publisher: INSAM Institute for Contemporary Artistic Music, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Abstract: This paper discusses the role of connectivity in networked artworks and performances, and attempts a critical approach towards the condition of connectivity. As a starting point, three artworks will be discussed as the main case studies: the online project Xenakis Networked Performance Marathon 2022; 2023Eleusis Mystery 91_Magnetic Dance in Elefsina European Capital of Culture, and; Spaces of Reflection offline PirateBox network in the 10th Berlin Biennale. Among the theoretical tools used here Deleuze and Guattari’s aesthetic theories can be traced, as well as more contemporary reflections on networks and the omnipotence of connectivity today. Furthermore, the role of institutions, funding operators and corporations will be examined in regard to their agency and intentions.
Keywords: performance, live coding, connectivity, network, telematic, geo-location, offline.